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From the January 1949 issue

Saadya (Ben Joseph) Gaon, one of the greatest of all Jewish philosophers and theologians, was born in Fayyum in Upper Egypt in 882, the son...

Previous articles in this department have drawn portraits of various American Jewish communities: for instance, New Haven (November, 1947) and “Spruceton” (June, 1948). In the...

On the Horizon, devoted to comment on cultural and social events and trends, presents this month an analysis by Siegfried Kracauer of a postwar German...

On the Horizon, devoted to comment on cultural and social events and trends, presents this month an analysis by Siegfried Kracauer of a postwar German...

Norbert Muhlen here attempts to turn available social-scientific light on a continuously perplexing problem for parents and educators: what is the effect of the prevailing...

To The Editor: In the amusing story, “Memo from the Thirty-Six,” in the September issue, the translator’s slip is showing when he transforms the Hebrew Shor...

To The Editor: I have read with much interest Dr. Kurt List’s article about Arnold Schoenberg’s cantata, A Survivor of Warsaw, in the November COMMENTARY It...

The Style of Babel Benya Krik, The Gangster and other stories. By Isaak Babel. Edited by Avrahm Yarmolinsky. Schocken Books.122 pp. $1.50.   Critics of Babel’s work—European critics, that is,...

To The Editor: I have read the Solomon Bloom article on Louis D. Brandeis in the October COMMENTARY. There are so many imponderable X’s in the...

To The Editor: Having only recently had the opportunity of reading your November 1948 issue, I should like to protest strongly against the stab-in-the-back article by...

Jean-Paul Sartre’s three articles on anti-Semitism and the modem Jew, published in Commentary in April, May, and June of 1948, were perhaps the most widely...

At least as important as the physical assistance that the Marshall Plan brings to European reconstruction, is the political state of mind in which this...

Freud’s Sense of Tragedy Freud: On War, Sex And Neurosis. by Sander Katz, Preface and Glossary by Paul Goodman. New York, Arts and Sciences Press. 288 pp. $3.00.   The...

The pure and sacred evil that was Ahab Split up the snapping seas. So absolute his pride, from pole to pole no whale could hide. Another’s commerce, full...

At the moment there is not only lively activity in synagogue building in these states, but there is a keen concern over the beauty and...

To The Editor: I have read with great interest the article “A Refugee Looks at Anti-Semitism Here,” by my friend Robert Pick, in the September COMMENTARY....

To The Editor: I need not tell you that I have been following with very much satisfaction the progress of COMMENTARY, the continuing high standard of...

To The Editor: The review of Howard Fast’s My Glorious Brothers in your December issue by Milton Himmelfarb is a wretched piece of work. Whatever its...

To The Editor: Robert Cobb Myers’ “Opinion Polls and Public Policy” in the November COMMENTARY is an excellent analysis and one that is very much needed...

Walter J. Fischel, formerly a member of the faculty of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at present professor of Semitic languages and literature at...

Too Late, Too Late The Negro Newspaper. by Vishnu V. Oak. Ohio, Antioch Press. 170 Pp. $2.50. Jim Crow America. by Earl Conrad. Duell, Sloan, And Pearce. 237 Pp. $3.00. The High...

Pious Tearjerker Tales Of My People. By Sholem Asch. New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons. 272 pp. $3.00.   In His early novelette, “The Little Town,” reprinted in this collection,...

To The Editor: I do not wish to appear ungrateful, and I appreciate Myron Kaufmann’s willingness to forgive me for certain mild prejudices so long as...

Historians and the Depression The Age Of The Great Depression. By Dixon Wecter. Macmillan. 362 Pp. $5.00. Depression Decade. By Broadus Mitchell. Rinehart. 462 Pp. $5.50.   Dixon Wecter, one of our ablest...

The UN, Israel, and the Powers The Birth Of Israel. By Jorge Garciagranados. Knopf. 291 pp. $3.00. We Need Not Fail. By Sumner Welles. Houghton Mifflin. 143 pp. $2.50. Hate, Hope And...

In The three decades since he was killed in action in France at the age of twenty-eight, Isaac Rosenberg, one of the British “war poets”...

 This story is one of a series depicting East European life; other stories from the series have appeared in the magazines Tide and Modern Reading,...

As Victorious Allied troops advanced into Hitler’s Europe, the American Joint Distribution Committee, seasoned by nearly three decades of experience, was on hand to bring...

Another UN Assembly deliberation on Palestine has adjourned with a final solution still unachieved. Yet, as ROBERT WELTSCHI indicates in this appraisal, certain decisions were...
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January 1949